Master of Midwifery Studies

University of Newcastle

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00109J

Grounded in the provision of woman-centred, primary midwifery care, the University of Newcastle Master of Midwifery Studies combines contemporary theories encompassing a holistic view of midwifery, including the social, emotional, cultural and psychophysiological factors which influence health and wellbeing. To help you achieve your career objectives, you will also have the opportunity to focus your learning by choosing to specialise in any one of the following five specialist areas: Midwifery primary care - focuses on providing comprehensive woman-centred, midwifery primary care to childbearing women and their babies in a private midwifery practice or working in a midwifery continuity of care group practice model. Clinical education - focuses on learning to support and teach midwifery students and staff and assist in the development, design, implementation and evaluation of midwifery education and professional development programs of maternity staff. Research - focuses on conducting research into all aspects of midwifery care, professional issues affecting midwives and midwifery, maternity service provision and translation of health research knowledge into midwifery practice and health policy. Leadership and management - focuses on the effective management of staffing, policy and financial resources and leading the coordination and delivery of care in a specific ward, department or in community settings. Family health - focuses on the provision of collaborative, woman-centred care to women and families who may have additional needs, with a specific focus on assessment and intervention for perinatal and infant mental health and drug and alcohol issues as well as support of the parenting partnership.

Designed for

Registered Midwives seeking to advance their careers or move into management, education or clinical midwife consultant roles


  • Qualification for the award requires 80 units (AQF Level 8 Entry) of course work. All students must undertake 40 units of core courses. Students may undertake 40 units in one of 5 specialisations: Midwifery Primary Care, Clinical Education Research, Leadership and Management (offered on part time basis only)
  • or Family Health. Students not wishing to undertake a specialisations must complete 40 units of directed courses from the General Directed Course list.


  • Contemporary Midwifery
  • Midwifery and Cultural Diversity
  • Optimising Childbearing
  • Introduction to Research in Health Care
  • Biostatistics A
  • plus more

Standard entry requirements

  • Domestic Applicants - Applicants must be a registered midwife with: Honours
  • Or A postgraduate qualification
  • Or A minimum of one year's experience as documented in a professional curriculum vitae. International Applicants - Applicants must be a registered midwife or a registered nurse working in a maternity environment in their own country, with a minimum of one year's experience as documented in a professional curriculum vitae.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Online International: $40,035 Yes
  • Part-time : 4 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 1 year

Fee comments

Campuses: Online.

Fees are indicative and subject to variation. Overall program fee may vary based on course selection.

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